TITLE

Ultrathin epitaxially grown bismuth (111) membranes

AUTHOR(S)
Payer, T.; Rajković, I.; Ligges, M.; von der Linde, D.; Hoegen, M. Horn-von; zu Heringdorf, F.-J. Meyer
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/1/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p093102
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An ex situ cleaning and etching technique was applied to NaCl single crystals to prepare atomically flat and clean NaCl surfaces. These were used as substrates for molecular beam epitaxial growth of ultrathin continuous Bi(111) films. The high film quality—as studied with low energy electron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron diffraction—is attributed to the commensurate 10:7 ratio of the lattice constants. Dissolving the NaCl substrates in water allows the fabrication of freestanding 20 nm thin Bi(111) membranes of centimeter size.
ACCESSION #
34360705

 

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